But I want them and buy them anyway. So I have kind of a lot of small sets of antlers sitting about my house. Some are in my bathroom -- I drape bracelets over them as a means of both storing and displaying the jewelry. Some are in boxes.
Yesterday I was at the Hobby Lobby looking for stamps, and as happens in all good craft stores, I wandered, at some point ending up standing in front of a whole slew of spray paint. Spray paint that was ON SALE.
Well, what can I spray paint? Antlers. Of course.
What You'll Need: Some old newspapers, ads, paper, etc. + 1 can of glossy spray paint (I used metallic gold) + 1 set of antlers. Total cost: $5.00.
Step 1: Make sure that you've got about an hour - two hours of sunshine on a relatively warm day. Spread out the newspaper outdoors (it's not really a great idea to spray paint inside, fumes what they are and all) and place the antlers on top of the paper.
Shake the spray paint can for about 1 minute, hold the can 10" - 12" away from the antlers, and then spray, trying to cover all of the nooks and crannies.
Step 2: Let the first side dry to the touch, about 20 minutes. Flip the antlers over and repeat step 1 on any unpainted areas. Let dry about an hour.
And there you have it! Shiny antlers!
Other uses for the antlers: wall hanging, holiday tablescapes, secure them to a wall and use as a coat + purse hook.